Designed to provide a solid foundation in sustainable agricultural practices, our on-farm apprenticeships are for those with some previous experience and include education in farm management and business skills.
Begun in 2007, our apprentice program is designed to provide a solid foundation in sustainable agriculture and additional training in managerial skills for more experienced apprentices. Through a combination of classroom and in-field instruction apprentices gain experience with the broad array of skills needed for success in managing a small-scale sustainable farm. To date, we have trained close to 50 aspiring young farmers since then, a majority of whom have continued careers in agriculture and local food systems.
All 2018 Apprentice positions have been filled. Glynwood will accept resumes and cover letters for the 2019 season beginning in September. Apprentice positions remain open until filled (typically January).
In order to supplement the education our farming apprentices receive in our fields and in the classroom, we participate in the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), which is a model for sharing complementary farm training in collaboration with participating farms.
Mid-Hudson CRAFT participants visit host farms for a tour, talk or demonstration on a specific topic. These visits to other farms offer farmers-in-training exposure to a number of diverse farm enterprises, as well as opportunities to develop practical skills and network with other farmers and apprentices.
Click here to view the 2018 Mid-Hudson CRAFT Schedule. If you would like to join Mid-Hudson CRAFT, please contact Dave Llewellyn.